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It will be ‘a while’ before Steven Duggar can return

Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports

It will be “a while” before you see Steven Duggar again.

The Giants outfielder, placed on the 10-day injured list with a left shoulder AC joint sprain, will not be ready to be activated when the 10 days are up.

“He’s going to be down for a little while,” Bruce Bochy said Thursday before the Giants opened a series against the Phillies at Oracle Park. “It looks like what we thought it was. I can’t tell you how long yet, but it’s going to be a while.”

Duggar hurt his shoulder tumbling after a catch Wednesday, the same shoulder he had surgery on last year. Bochy said the new sprain did no further damage to the torn left labrum that he suffered last season.

It figures to be at least a few weeks before Duggar returns, if he does return this season.

The Giants called up Joey Rickard to replace him on the roster.

Shaun Anderson also hit the IL with a blister on the middle finger on his right, throwing hand. Bochy didn’t think he would need more than the 10 days.

Alex Dickerson was set to take swings in the cage Thursday for the first time since hitting the injured list.

“Once he does, we’ll have a better idea” of when he can return, Bochy said.


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